40/120 State of Mind Challenge

The point of the 40/120 challenge is to highlight the numbers of people every year who take their own life around the world.

In 2020 there were approximately 800,000 people around the world who took their own life and this means that one person every 40 seconds took their own life. State of Mind’s roots are based in rugby league and union and during any game of rugby there will be 120 people around the world who take their own life.

That is why the 40 (one person taking their own life every 40 seconds) 120 (number of people taking their own life during every 80- minute rugby game) challenge is being attempted.

There are a number of ways you can attempt this challenge to suit your own limits to raise money for State of Mind Sport www.stateofmindsport.org

1. 40 hours walking /running / cycling 120 miles
2. 40 hours walking /running / cycling 120 kilometres (75 miles)
3. 40 days to walk 120 miles / km (3 miles / 5km or 3km per day)
4. 40 miles walking / running / cycling in 120 hours (5 days)

You can mix and match as many variations of 40/120 to suit your own needs and we aim to use Mental Health Awareness week 10th-16th May as the focus but you can start whenever you like.

We will create 50 – 40/120 tee shirts you can wear during your challenges and we ask if you can raise between £40 – £120 for State of Mind Sport using the following just giving link


If you would like to one of the first 50 then email elaine.prendergast@stateofmindsport.org and we will contact you to get your story and what you are going to do and put it on the website, if that suits you?